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25 May 2022

The Sports Capital Programme opened for applications on Monday 17th July 2023

The Sports Capital Programme (SCP) is managed by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and provides grants to assist in the development of sports facilities and the provision of sports equipment throughout the country. 

Grants are available to:

  • Sports clubs
  • Voluntary and community groups
  • National governing bodies of sport and local authorities
  • Third level colleges, ETBs and schools may also apply for funding jointly with sports clubs. 

The 2023 round of the Programme opened for applications  on Monday 17th July 2023 and closed on Friday 8th September 2023. The deadline for registration is 5pm on Friday 25th August 2023. To view further details of the Sports Capital Grant Scheme visit

Clubs / Groups are currently awaiting announcements of allocations which is expected in late 2024. It is not known when a new call will be made after those announcements.

On the 31st July Mayo Sports Partnership held an online workshop facilitated by Joe Butler.

The presentation, video and handouts can be found below:

SCEP Workshop Video Recording

SCEP Scoring System

SCEP Development Committee

SCEP Projects Funded and not Funded


The Sports Capital Programme online system is called OSCAR (Online Sports Capital Register). 

This is the only way to apply for grants under the Sports Capital Programme.  OSCAR also allows registered groups to view previous grants and payments, change contact details, seek payment of a grant and otherwise communicate with the Department online. 

Any organisation that wishes to use the system must first register online.  This guide will lead users through the registration process. Organisations only need to register once.

To find out more about the scheme please go to

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